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Jim Press, Sr. (#31078990)
 member for 16 years, 2 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo Although not as active as some are, my hobby is taking pictures of Hall-of-Fame baseball players grave sites. As many of you also do the same.

We have four children and six beautiful grandchildren. It is for my grandchildren that I do the genealogy, so they will have a sense of their families (at least on this side of their family). I work at the University of Pennsylvania so my access to historic grave sites being near the cradle of liberty is where my interest peaked. When I tell people I like visiting grave sites, they look at me with a very strange look on their faces, but I guess you have to know what finding a grave site does to one who is interested in such.

I was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia. Spent my teen and married years in Delaware County to the west of Philly. Always had a certain liking to cemeteries going back to childhood. Lived a long stones throw from Mount Moriah Cemetery and it grieves me to see how it has changed over the past 40 years.
I've recently ventured into Genealogy researching the Press, Knaub, Reinbold, Good, Shaffer and Black and Robinson families. I'm offically hooked.

I don't really answer photo requests. If I see one come across and I know I will have a free hour or so to get to that particular cemetery, I will go and take the picture and then answer the request. This way no one gets hurt by me answering yes and not being able to get to it. I usually won't answer any requests if there isn't at least a Section number or designate on the request. Some offices can get very short with requestors for info.

Well good luck with your searching or your genealogy or for whatever reason you are viewing this site............... Jim Press
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RE: Question
Hi Jim, I am not retalted to the Devlin's . The picture on my profile is of the Zweigs, my great grandfathers sister is in the picture.

I love your interest in famous baseball players, have you ever read the book "for Everything a Season"? It is about Shibe park and Connnie Mack Stadium and how the City evolved aroung baseball. A great read for a Philadelphia BAseball Fan.
Added by Lizann on Dec 05, 2012 5:00 PM
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I am emailing you a private message.
Added by Selena on Dec 20, 2011 7:21 AM
Heather & John'62
Popcorn Sutton
is famous now!!! I have been meaning to tell you. Got it done a couple of weeks ago!!
Added by Heather & John'62 on Mar 28, 2011 2:26 PM
Heather & John'62
RE: Thank You
You're welcome. I have noticed that there are several memorials in his name, yours being the most informative. Is there a way to get the others removed? I think he should be under 'Famous', but I guess he didn't meet the guidelines. He is listed in my virtual cemetery, mainly for easy access. Thanks for putting him on F.A.G.!! You also wrote a wonderful bio for Popcorn!! Best wishes,
Added by Heather & John'62 on Jun 14, 2010 9:56 AM

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